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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person or nation receiving a mandate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who receives a mandate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One to whom a command or charge is given; hence, specifically, a person to whom the pope has, by his prerogative, given a mandate or order for his benefice.
  • n. One who undertakes to discharge a specific business commission; a mandatory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One to whom a command or charge is given; one who has received and holds a mandate to act for another; an attorney.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the recipient of a mandate

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